Ivan Dorn unearths stunning new single ‘Love Could Be’

Ivan Dorn has unearthed a powerful new R&B-tinged synth-funk single, ‘Love Could Be’. You can listen to it on DJ-Follower below.

The Kyiv-based pop polymath’s astounding vocal – up there with the great Anderson .Paak’s most soulful side – beautifully captures a sense of lost love.

And we’re spoiled as this eloquent, evocative lyricism is pinned to a timeless topline melody. Dorn the DJ star and frontman’s career-best? Quite possibly. Even when we’re taking into account the quality of his three studio albums, which have made him one of the biggest artists in Ukraine, and hugely popular in many neighbouring countries, new single ‘Love Could Be’ stands out as a great song in an immense body of work. It’s like a freak creative moment which can’t be dialled in.

Of how ‘Love Could Be’ came together, a press release states that it’s a paraphrase of Dorn’s early career Russian language cut (‘Northern Lights’, 2011), which you can hear.

But this iteration – with its soulfully-blown flugelhorn, analog synths older than Dorn himself, and funky slew of drum machines – benefits from a more deftly constructed wall of sound than ‘Northern Lights’.

‘Love Could Be’ is streaming now below

Helping achieve this was mastering engineer Mark Christensen. The studio legend, who’s completed tracks by the likes of 50 Cent, Raekwon, The Killers and Trey Songz, does brilliantly to fluff out these details and helps us listeners inhabit the soundscape.

Prolific production credits are then matched by an impressive early presence on Spotify. We can glean from Dorn’s socials that in the short few days that ‘Love Could Be’ has been released (it was dropped on 19 July), it’s landed on the first-ever New Music Friday Ukraine, generating thousands of streams and setting the precedent for more success to come.

As for the artist’s next steps, we’ll have to wait and see. But, we suspect even more new material soon. He has an air of an artist on the rise, busily releasing music throughout 2020, despite his touring wings being clipped by Covid-19. It’s been no meagre offering, either: the impressive EP Numbers – a collaborative effort with Seven Davis Jr. – saw support come from the likes of Clash, Under The Radar, and Louder Than War, as well as huge support from fans. And that’s before we remember ‘Chiki’, a leftfield electronic banger; and a CGI video for OTD album cut ‘Wasted’. All well worth checking out. Ivan Dorn is star quality through and through.

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Ivan Dorn is performing live later this year. Ticket information can be found here
12 November – Vilnius, Loftas
13 November – Riga, Palladium

Selena Gomez at Cannes 2019

“For my generation specifically, social media has been terrible.”

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“I think our world is going through a lot,” Gomez said at a press conference in the South of France on Wednesday morning. “I would say for my generation, specifically, social media has really been terrible. It does scare me when you see how exposed these young boys and young girls are. They are not aware of the news. I think it’s dangerous for sure. I don’t think people are getting the right information sometimes.”

Gomez has more than 150 million Instagram followers, but she said that she’s learned to be selective about what she posts. “I think it’s pretty impossible to make it safe at this point,” Gomez said. “I’m grateful I have the platform. I don’t do a lot of pointless pictures. For me, I like to be intentional with it. It just scares me. I’ll see these young girls at meet and greets. They are devastated, dealing with bullying and not being able to have their own voice. It can be great in moments. I would be careful and allow yourself some time limits of when you should use it.”

The 26-year-old added that despite living online many young people were unaware of important news issues.

“It’s a useful platform but it does scare me when you see young boys and girls not really aware of the news going on,” she added.

“It’s selfish – I don’t wanna say selfish, that’s rude – but it’s dangerous for sure.”

Gomez who has 150 million Instagram followers, was last year overtaken by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo as the most followed person on the platform, and she has previously taken lengthy breaks from social media.

Directed by auteur Jim Jarmusch, The Dead Don’t Die stars Gomez, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver and tells the story of a picturesque American town that becomes overrun with zombies after “polar fracking” tilts Earth off its axis.

“Women have been making films for 11 decades now,” Swinton said. “There are countless films by women. The question is why don’t we know about them.

“You have a great master like [Ukrainian director] Kira Muratova, who died recently. Her obituary was that size in most national newspapers,” she added, squeezing her fingers together. “Whereas the great male masters, when they pass on we’ll have whole issues dedicated to them.”


Julia Roberts Reveals Why She’s Never Watched ‘Game of Thrones’

“But someone just told me a couple days ago, ‘You look like one of the wildings.”

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She added that even though she’s never seen the series, she’s still gotten comparisons to certain characters.

Julia Roberts has never watched Game of Thrones and it doesn’t sound like she’ll be jumping on the bandwagon anytime soon.

The 51-year-old actress made the confession during a sit-down conversation with Patricia Arquette for Variety’s Actors on Actors. To kick it off, Arquette posed a few fun fan questions.

“One of the questions that people have for you was who’s going to sit on the throne at the end of Game of Thrones?” Arquette asked. “Do you watch Game of Thrones?”

“I’m going to say Barack Obama for $500,” the Oscar winner replied jokingly.

“I’ve never watched Game of Thrones,” Roberts admitted. But someone just told me a couple days ago, ‘You look like one of the wildings.’”

“My hair is super curly,” Roberts said. “This has been professionally done for this occasion, but I was at the beach, and so my hair was telling its own stories.”

A little later, Roberts explained why she hadn’t sampled an episode of “Game of Thrones.”

“Too scary,” Roberts said. “Maybe too much sex.”

“There’s a lot of sex,” Arquette confirmed. “And there’s zombies and stuff.”

“Then it’s for sure not for me,” Roberts replied.

Before the interview began, Arquette collected submissions from her Twitter followers about what they would say to Roberts if they could ask her anything. Arquette then read a few of those entries on-camera. “One of the questions that people have for you was who’s going to sit on the throne at the end of ‘Game of Thrones?’” Arquette quizzed. “Do you watch ‘Game of Thrones’?”

“I’m going to say Barack Obama for $500!” Roberts joked. “I’ve never watched ‘Game of Thrones.’ But someone just told me a couple days ago, ‘You look like one of the wildings.’”

Why Gwyneth Paltrow ‘Has Worked Hard’

‘I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m 50. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy. I looked like Joan Rivers!’

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Ever since they introduced us all to “conscious uncoupling,” Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have made it clear that they are a new kind of divorced couple. She and her now-husband, Brad Falchuck, had brunch with Martin and posted about it on Instagram. Falchuck, Paltrow, and Martin all enjoyed a beach honeymoon together last winter. Now, Paltrow is reportedly making a big effort to be sure that Martin’s girlfriend, Dakota Johnson, feels welcome in the family.

“It’s very important to her to be on good terms with Chris’s girlfriends,” a source told People. “She’s not at all threatened by Dakota and loves that Chris is happy — she’s very secure about sex and relationships and is not competitive in that way.” The source went on: “She’s very much in love with her husband and loves sharing time with everyone she considers part of her family,” the insider adds. “At this point that very much includes Dakota.”

Paltrow is also basking in her own happiness. She marriedTV producer Brad Falchukin a private wedding ceremony in the Hamptons in September.

“She’s very much in love with her husband and loves sharing time with everyone she considers part of her family,” the insider adds. “At this point that very much includes Dakota.”

Paltrow and Johnson had a good time together in April when they celebrated Derek Blasberg’s birthday.

The two were seen smiling and laughing while Paltrow had her arm around Johnson.

“Consciously throupling,” Blasberg captioned the shot from the party.

Falchuk was also seen sitting between them in other photos from the night.

Johnson has been linked to Martin, 42, ever since they were spotted together in October 2017.

Elton John: ‘Being a performer saved my life’

“Two days before Dodger Stadium, I was having my stomach pumped.”

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“You can say that I’m resilient and that’s one thing. I’m resilient,” he adds. “I wasn’t gonna pass by the opportunity of playing that great stadium for two days…It was [the] highlight of my career to play Dodger Stadium, [are] you kidding me! But I was not mentally well before that.”

Rocketman‘s star, Taron Egerton, joined John for ET’s interview and discussed singing the GRAMMY winner’s classic tracks for the film. “I have to say, in our movie, ‘Your Song’ is a bit of a triumph as a storytelling moment,” he weighs in.

“I’m the one singing, but it’s actually Bell’s work too,” Egerton says of co-star Jamie Bell, who plays John’s friend and longtime songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin. “He’s a beautiful singing partner in the movie and he pays attention wonderfully. It’s a real moment, a real celebration of Elton and Bernie’s friendship.”

John chimes in: “I haven’t seen the movie [yet], but I’ve heard the music and [Taron] has done the most phenomenal job with the music. Our songs are not easy to sing. They’re not. They’re quite complicated. ‘Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,’ ‘Tiny Dancer’ aren’t straightforward songs to sing. He really put every fiber of his body into that, into the singing, let alone the acting. He’s worked double hard.”

Cannes holds a special significance in John’s career. The premiere of Rocketman is his latest milestone, but it is also where he filmed the music video for “I’m Still Standing” in 1983. When ET reminded him of this, it prompted a thoughtful reflection on his career and overcoming personal demons.

“My life has been a miracle,” he says. “It’s been a series of serendipity and luck and good fortune and brave decision, but sitting here in this room now, the movie is showing tonight, it is surreal. Because what I’ve tried to do to myself, I shouldn’t be sitting here and I’ve been very, very lucky in that.”

“I suddenly realized that I had two choices: one was to die, one was to live,” John explains. “And it took me 16 years to ask for help. To say three words: ‘I need help.’ Because I was so proud. I knew I had a problem and I was really unhappy with myself, so I was ashamed of myself.”